People Curious To Learn The Contents Of My Room Hit Me Three Times With The Same Meme

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Sometime, far in the future, someone will receive an invitation to a “meme” and out of curiosity they will track back through the links… and three years of constant investigation later they will find themselves staring at their own back and they will be so freaked out that will be the day they give up weed forever.

As far as I can track back this is how I received three invitations to this meme: Exact Science and Perfect Defect each received it from Experimental Chimp, all three tagged me with it. ExChimp was tagged by Dark2Light, who got it from MusEditions, who was tagged by Bloggin’ Cool and before them it was bloggerdygook then Ink Inc. and before her someone named “Cel”…

Ink Inc. doesn’t include a link to “Cel”, but I’ve asked her for it so I can keep going…

So those are just my branches of this particular meme tree, each of these bloggers tagged five people.

I think, from now on, the meme should include not only a list of the people we’re passing it on to, but also a list of the people who have received it before us… both to clear up any confusion so we’re not receiving the same meme, but also to see just how many links we can put into a single post before the Internet collapses.

Meme’s, from what I understand, are meant to start a conversation, so they do have merit beyond just giving people something to write about on a slow day… or to poke people with.

So here are the rules and aim of the Five Things Meme… this one asks for five lists:
1. 5 Things Found In Your Bag
2. 5 Favourite Things In Your Room
3. 5 Things You Have Always Wanted To Do
4. 5 Things You Are Currently Into
5. 5 People You Want To Tag

And here are my answers…

1. Camera; Notebook (paper); Pen; Hat (faded black with Team Canada Hockey logo); Mini-Tripod

2. A brown hand puppet of a dog’s head, it’s named “Naarrg”; a piece of paper in a hand painted picture frame a friend gave me with “Writing The Future: One day an actor will play me in a movie handing you this.” written on it; a red stuffed ‘Typhoid Fever’ microbe an ex-girlfriend gave me; an ebony elephant with ivory tusks and toenails my grandfather brought back from India back in the early 1980’s; a PTL Parallel Bible (King James andThe Living Bible versions) given to me by a dude who received it when he converted while in prison.

3. Climb Mount Logan; during the winter travel from Baffin Island, across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories to the Yukon and then Alaska to the Bering Strait; speak naturally in front of a crowd; live in Antarctica for five years; breathe underwater.

4. Photography as a recovery tool; learning Photoshop Elements 4.0; trying to get “Exposing Sploggers” off the ground; really cold 1% milk;

5. Tagged, no tag backs… I’m choosing these ones because I don’t think we visit each other enough:

Up & Down


Safer Waters

Tales from the Trailerpark

The Show Must Go On

If you decide to take part just repost the rules and tag five people… no tag backs. If you choose not to participate you will break the chain and an entire field of cute puppies will be burned. Think of the puppies, pass this meme on.

So… lets start a conversation…




About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression when I was nineteen, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. It's now 2022, and I have an 8-year old son, and a 12-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at
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10 Responses to People Curious To Learn The Contents Of My Room Hit Me Three Times With The Same Meme

  1. aikaterine says:

    The picture frame sounds fantastic. Don’t you want to do anything in a warmer place? So much cold in your “Things You Have Always Wanted To Do” list.

  2. Gabriel... says:

    Cold and isolated… the isolation of the Canadian North and the far south are, in my mind, meditative. I’m a fairly social person, but there have been large chunks of my life where I’ve wanted to be alone for large chunks of time. The Canadian Territories are beautiful and isolated all year round, but the mosquitoes during the spring and summer would drive you insane.

    I also really enjoy trekking around in snow and cold. It focuses the mind.

    I had the opportunity ten years ago to move to the Yukon to work as a reporter and I’ve regretted not taking it since. I still have a family friend working in Whitehorse who has offered in the past to let me stay with her, so maybe sooner rather than later.

    Did you like South Park Gabriel? He’s got attitude…

  3. aikaterine says:

    O.K., I cannot deny the beautiful and isolated argument. I do like the South Park you, and I notice that he and your Simpson’s character both have the red eye. What is that about?

  4. Kitty says:

    Uh oh. would that be before or after I clean my room?
    All I see are stacks of things.

    I’d like to see that stuffed red typhoid fever microbe. LOL.

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  6. Done, and done.

    BTW Kitty, a picture of the Red Typhoid can be found here:

  7. Gabriel... says:

    Thanks JustinKitty, the stuffed version of the microbe is about eight inches long, there’s a red string on top you hold onto and the whole thing hangs down with six strings hanging below the body.

    Aikaterine: the red eyes are from the lack of sleep and drug and alcohol abuse associated with a twenty-plus year long modest rock and roll lifestyle.

  8. Kitty says:

    That’s a hilarious plush toy. I want one.

  9. Gabriel... says:

    I should have thought of it before, but the company that makes them (Giant Microbes Inc.) has their URL on the tag… they’ve got quite a selection including “Black Death, Ebola, Flesh Eating Disease…” and each one comes with a photo of the actual microbe and a fact card explaining how many people it has killed and how you can catch it. And they deliver to Europe, Canada and the United States.

  10. Kitty says:

    Oh, God, I love that.

    “Black Death, Ebola, Flesh Eating Disease”
    My kid is studying microbes right now and is fascinated with plagues. She’ll love that link.

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